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To The Max: Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Ported

Mythological hack 'n' slash

Few games deserve the hyperbolic titles publishers bestow upon them, but with dozens of soldiers routinely being hurled into the air at once then whacked and zapped by a tiny lady with a giant four-bladed crossed-axe shuriken, Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition can probably get away with it. Something about Omega Force's mythological take on Chinese history has always put me off playing the series, perhaps as I'm less au fait with Japanese genres, but they're a sort of silliness that I've enjoyed knowing exists with a big budget thrown behind it.

DW8XLCE is coming over to PC from PlayStations in May, publisher Koei quietly announced on Thursday shortly before we all skipped away to enjoy the long weekend.

So what's this Complete Edition business about? Koei's bundled together both Dynasty Warriors 8 and its standalone expansion, Xtreme Legends. Does it particularly matter what the expandalone added if we never saw the original game anyway? Stuff. New bits. Things.

While Koei regularly sprays Warriors sequels and spin-offs at consoles--everything from Gundam and Fist of the North Star to the Trojan War and The Legend of Zelda--it's a lot more reserved on PC. The last game ported to PC was DW7 in 2012, but that was never officially released round our way.

Look, here's a trailer from the PlayStation version showing off many of the game's bright colours:

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